Shira believes strongly in Jewish education which is why every week at Shira our education team run creative and exciting programs that will engage your children in Jewish tradition, in our unique Shira style. Having a community where children know that they have a place in the community and at the Bimah is very important to Shira – after all, from little things, big things grow. Shira Mussaf ends every week on a high note – in fact, a number of very high notes as our Shira Tots join our Bimah team and lead the kehilla for Adon Olam with support from our madrichim.
In 2016, we have successfully expanded our educational programs, welcoming several amazing madrichim to the team.
We currently provide children's services on Shabbat mornings and chagim in addition to a unique and dynamic Bnei Mitzvah Program for 12 and 13 year olds. For more information about our educational programs please contact us.
Tots' Program (up to 5 years old):
Primary Kids' Program:
Bring your kids to Shule these High Holy Days!
There will be Childen's programs each day
Yamim Noraim, 11am -1pm
Our Education Team
Jarred Sibel (Primary Kids Program Co-Coordinator)
In addition to Jarred's involvement with Shira Hadasha, he currently holds the position of Federal Shnat Rakaz (coordinator) for Hineni and is a Hebrew Teacher for an after school program. Jarred is passionate about informal education and empowering youth with information and values, facilitating young minds to flourish and explore new themes. Jarred currently studies a double degree is Arts/Laws and is a keen language learner.
Klara Herz (Primary Kids Program Co-Coordinator)
Klara spent 2015 in Israel and is about to start her second year of university. Klara has been going to Shira since she was 10 and loves working with kids which makes her job exciting.
Romy Browne (Bnei Mitzvah and EarlY Learning Coordinator)
Romy graduated from Bialik in 2013 and went on Shnat with Habonim Dror in 2014. She is now an active bogeret in the movement and in her 2nd year of an Education degree at Monash, specialising in Jewish Education. Not having celebrated her own Bat Mitzvah at Shira, Romy is really excited to lead the Bnei Mitzvah Progam and watch it continue to thrive and grow.
Deb is a high school ESL teacher who has been involved in Jewish education of children of all ages for the past 8 years. A former leader in youth movement Hineni and informal educator at Bialik College, Deb is passionate about teaching and engaging young people with Jewish tradition. Deb is also a current resident of the Melbourne Moishe House.
Tali is 16 and in year ten at Yavneh College. She has been attending Shira services for several years. Tali loves the shul, the warm people within its walls and the Shira kids who continue to make the community even more lively. She is always excited to meet even more kids and can't wait to hang out with all your kids, teach them about chagim and do lots and lots of fun activities and games!